ArrowStream CEO's Condition Upgraded to Serious

Steven LaVoie was shot by a fellow employee on July 31 in Loop high-rise building

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    There's some good news for the family of a business executive shot in a Loop office high-rise earlier this month.

    According to a posting on the Caring Bridge web site by Steven LaVoie's wife, Jody, his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious due to the "greater stability of his vital signs."

    LaVoie, the CEO of ArrowStream, was shot in the stomach and head by fellow employee Tony DeFrances, on July 31 at the company's headquarters at 231 S. LaSalle. DeFrances then shot and killed himself.

    Jody LaVoie says her husband received his tracheotomy on Monday, and will receive a feeding tube in his stomach on Wednesday, which will assist with his feeling.

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    "I do feel like he knows that I am there. His heart beat calms a bit when I hold his hand and tell him I love him and it seems like he is trying to peek at me under his eyelid. This gives me some peace," Jody LaVoie posted on the site.

    ArrowStream named a temporary CEO on Monday.